Here are a few tips that will help you pull it off:
For the young guests
- Consider having a separate table for the children and decorate it brightly. Use paper tablecloths and let them draw on them with colored pencils or crayons.
- Alternatively, hang bags of little toys and games on the backs of their chairs so that they’ll be kept occupied.
- If you’re having an outdoors reception and a few of your guests are particularly obliging, you could organize a treasure hunt.
- You could section off a part of the reception area for face painting or a balloon artist – so long as it’s not something that is particularly loud.
For the older guests
- When you’re compiling your playlist, insert some classics from the 1950s and 60s. If you choose well, everyone will love the songs.
- Set aside some comfortable seating for elderly guests to use when they want to have a chat, and make sure you spend a little time talking to them rather than constantly dancing with your more active guests.
- Having an entertainments night rather than a full night of dancing is a great idea. You could have spots for a casino, magician or professional dancers to mix things up.
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